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WATCH: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg poor a bucket of ice water over his head

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Yes, you read that right. It appears that erstwhile "Neknomination" phenomenon is being revived for a good cause. But rather than ask people to down drinks irresponsibly, the ALS Association in the US is raising awareness of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis by getting rich celebrities to drench themselves on camera. You can watch Mark Zuckerberg below,…

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Now Facebook will pay users to experiment on them

Stuart O'Connor Apps, Facebook, Facebook Applications Leave a Comment

Facebook appears to have learnt its lesson from the recent outcry over experiments that it carried out on its users. Sky News reports that Facebook is offering actual money to people who are willing to test out its new photo-messaging app, Slingshot. “Calling all Slingshot fans! Join our hand-picked group working to make the app…

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Dating site OkCupid also experiments on its users

Stuart O'Connor Internet, Websites Leave a Comment

To paraphrase the Smashing Pumpkins, despite all our rage we are still just rats in a cage... In June, Facebook disclosed that it had tested to see if emotions were contagious, deliberately manipulating the emotional content of the news feeds for 700,000 people. Now it seems that Facebook is not the only website that conducts…

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William Shatner is not a fan of Facebook Mentions

Stuart O'Connor Facebook, Facebook Applications, Features Leave a Comment

It's Facebook, Jim, but not quite as you like it. Canadian actor William Shatner — variously famous as eccentric lawyer Denny Crane on Boston Legal, beat cop TJ Hooker, womanising starship captain James T Kirk and a "singer" — is, unlike most 83-year-olds, quite a dab hand at social media. And he's not backward in…

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Google+ finally removes naming restrictions

Stuart O'Connor Google, Google+, Social Media Leave a Comment

It's been around for three years now, but Google+ still struggles to drag people away from the more popular (and, to be honest, useful) social networks Facebook and Twitter. Now, in a bid to actually get people involved and stop Google+ being a social desert island, Google has dropped the rule that requires Google+ users…

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